Pigeon Forge


2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd., Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Dollywood is Dolly Parton’s (country singer) Appalachian-themed park consisting of rides and a museum of her costumes and memorabilia. If you are traveling with kids it’s impossible to be in Tennessee and not go to this theme park. It is a must see attraction. It’s recognized as one of the world’s best theme parks. Its unique feature is that it’s located in the mountains and the majority of rides are family friendly. Dollywood’s Splash Country water park operates May to September. Pro Tip: Download the Dollywood app on your phone. It is a wealth of information and helps you navigate the park flawlessly.

The Island

131 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

A free attraction located in Pigeon Forge where the Big Wheel is located. You park and there is a free trolley to the island. A favorite among visitors because you can take the whole family (handicap accessible). There is a Paul Deen’s Family Kitchen restaurant along with many other food options. Make sure you don’t forget the Famous Gondola wheel to see the city from above.

Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede dinner show

3849 Parkway Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

It is a great show with dinner included. If you want to have an authentic feel of southern food with a southern show this is it.

Comedy Barn Show

2775 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

A clean comedy show for the entire family and it’s cheaper than a regular dinner show because food is not included.

Smoky Mountain Opry

2046 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

They have a regular show and a Christmas show. It’s a variety show with music, dancers, comedians, acrobats and special effects. This is a highly reviewed show.


Gatlinburg Skylift and Skybridge

765 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

The chairlift is a classic Gatlinburg tradition that departs from downtown Gatlinburg to the top of the mountain. It is a must do (if you are not scared of heights). The newest edition is the Skybridge, the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America and the most spectacular experience in the Smokies.

Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Ski Area

1339 Ski Mountain Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

So many attractions in one location (alpine slide, ski coaster, ice skating, scenic chairlifts, wildlife encounter, carousel, in winter snow tubing, ski and snow boarding). If you are planning to go in winter buy pre-advanced tubing tickets as these sell out quickly, we encourage you to buy several weeks out.

Hillbilly Golf

340 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

An incline train takes you 300 feet straight up to the Mountaintop above the city. Two 18-hole courses with lots of challenges make for a must do with the family. Kids love it and adults too. There are a lot of mini golf attractions in the area but this is by far one of the best.

Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster

306 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN (Traffic Light #2) 37738

This is a fairly new attraction in downtown Gatlinburg. It’s a coaster that will slide you through the mountain side on a sled-like cart. You control the speed. It is fun for both adults and children.


576 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (traffic light #5)

Admission to Anakeesta includes a scenic ride via a Gondola or chairlift ( which ever you choose)to the summit of Anakeesta Mountain where a mini Alpine Village awaits you. You will enjoy spectacular views of downtown and Mt. Leconte. You will find quaint gift shops, casual dining, stroll along the bridge Tree canopy walk above the forest floor and explore the Tree house village playground. Follow the memorial forest walk to learn about the November 2016 fires.